American Studies with a Modern Language

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  27%  0%  73%
Y2  20%  0%  80%
Study abroad  0%  83%  17%
Final  19%  0%  81%
Y1  26%  17%  57%
Y2  22% 12%  66%
Study abroad  0%  0%  100%
Final  14%  16%  70%

About the course

Learn a second language while studying the world’s only superpower on this fascinating course, which includes a full year abroad at one of 40-plus US university campuses – the widest choice available to UK students. Many universities offer just one semester in the US, but our students go for a year to fully immerse themselves in American culture. Hull has been pioneering the teaching of American Studies in the UK for more than 50 years, and our diverse range of modules allow you to tailor the degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations.

This programme also enables you to use the state-of-the-art facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. The US is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking community but there are also large communities speaking Chinese, Italian, French or German in many cities and states, making language skills especially relevant to the study of this melting pot of different peoples and cultures. Our graduates are in high demand from employers who value their skills, confidence and flexibility. If you don't have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Having a second language – together with the confidence that comes with spending a year abroad and the flexible skills you acquire on this programme – strengthens your position in the jobs market. Our graduates enter a range of careers, in the UK and overseas, including teaching, broadcasting, screenwriting, translating, interpreting, journalism, finance, PR, marketing, law, politics, the charity sector and publishing.

We have even produced authors, actors, massage therapists and football executives. One of our recent graduates won a fully funded prestigious scholarship to the University of Wyoming. Some of our alumni occupy senior positions in the American Embassy and in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; another is the President of the Foundation for International Education.

Many graduates go on to pursue postgraduate study in America or in the UK. We are currently developing an MA in Cultural Studies for which our graduates would be well suited and we also offer PhD and MPhil options in American studies, as well as MA courses in Translation Studies and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and an MRes in Modern Languages. Find out more about our research degrees here.